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Call for proposals - Role of the Professional Librarian in Technical Services Interest Group at ALA Annual

  • 1.  Call for proposals - Role of the Professional Librarian in Technical Services Interest Group at ALA Annual

    Posted Apr 30, 2021 06:37 AM

    The Core Role of the Professional Librarian in Technical Services Interest Group seeks facilitators for virtual roundtable discussions for its session at the 2021 Virtual ALA Annual Conference (Date/time TBA). 

      Housed within the Core division of ALA, the Core Role of the Professional Librarian in Technical Services Interest provides a forum to discuss common problems concerning aspects of professional activity, both supervisory and non-administrative, in the technical services area of academic research libraries. For our ALA Annual session we are looking for volunteers to facilitate small group discussions related to 

     Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in the Library and Technical Services

     Sample questions of interest include, but are not limited to 

    • Are you aware of the EDI applications in the library community? What are the different spheres of EDI in the library context? How library wide EDI related decisions would affect Technical Services? 
    • Is there any EDI related initiative or project in Technical Services of your library? 
    • How do librarians and staff members in Technical Service practice EDI? 
    • Do you know any resources, toolkits or trainings that address EDI for the library community? 

     Roundtable discussions are small, informal group discussions intended to give participants the opportunity to network, discuss best practices, and share information. Discussion facilitators are responsible for identifying and developing a topic, creating discussion questions, and facilitating a discussion.  Discussion facilitators will also provide a quick report back to the group at large toward the end of the session. If similar proposals are submitted and accepted, facilitators may be asked to co-facilitate. 

    Those interested in participating as a discussion facilitator should submit a proposal that includes: 

    • The topic you wish to explore related to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in the Library and Technical Services
    • An abstract or a description that explains the topic. 
    • Three sample discussion questions. 

    Please submit your proposal at https://forms.gle/46tvFTv9EyMtnDrJA by May 10, 2021.   


    RPLTS Interest Group Co-Chairs:   

    Christine Davidian davidian@rowan.edu       

    Sai Deng Sai.Deng@ucf.edu   

       

    RPLTS Interest Group Co-Vice-Chairs:   

    Sofia Slutskaya sofia.slutskaya@emory.edu 

    Sherab Chen chen.1140@osu.edu 



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    Sofia Slutskaya
    Head, Resource Description
    Emory University Library
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